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Old 05-09-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
emma.mason15
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Re: What is the big deal w/ testing???

simple girl that I am, I tend to take a simple view.
Its a matter of pride I s'pose. I always feel dead chuffed when my sensei says that Im gunna test. and its eciting to think that Ive learnt a bit more ... and am profiecient enough to gain that honour!
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that and it means im one step closer to the PINK HAKAMA!

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Old 05-09-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: What is the big deal w/ testing???

LOL, Emma! A few years ago I was leafing through a martial arts supply catalog at my sensei's house. I came across a really cool purple hakama, showed it to my sensei and my other teacher and asked if I could get it.

All I GOT was a "look."

Dammit.

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Old 05-09-2006, 09:32 PM   #3
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Re: What is the big deal w/ testing???

One of my BJJ partners showed up in one of these lovely numbers.

Yep. Pink jujitsu gi.
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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Re: What is the big deal w/ testing???

Oh my....

I'm trying to decide if I should now gouge my eyes out with a fork or show up wearing one. Bubble gum pink plus a navy blue hakama. Pretty fetching, no?
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:26 AM   #5
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Re: What is the big deal w/ testing???

i have trained with a few people who would go week at the knees and start dribbling at the prospect of being able to wear one of those

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Old 05-10-2006, 05:05 PM   #6
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Re: What is the big deal w/ testing???

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Keith Krajewski wrote:
One of my BJJ partners showed up in one of these lovely numbers.

Yep. Pink jujitsu gi.

O M G ..... I HAVE TO HAVE ONE!
even if I NEVER get to wear it ..... i shall clean my house wearing it ... I HAVE TO HAVE ONE!

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Old 05-10-2006, 05:06 PM   #7
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Re: What is the big deal w/ testing???

well sensei and I have made a bargain! .... when I get to wear a hakama ... If I can find a pink one ... I will be allowed to wear it once a year in the dojo ..... (For the Dojo Photo!) .....
SO I MUST TEST!!!!

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Old 05-10-2006, 05:07 PM   #8
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Re: What is the big deal w/ testing???

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i have trained with a few people who would go week at the knees and start dribbling at the prospect of being able to wear one of those
Its you isnt it Steve? ....

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Old 05-10-2006, 06:20 PM   #9
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Re: Pink Hakama

I may be forgiven for this someday....

http://budobabes.tribe.net/photos/83...b-bb40e986a716

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Old 05-10-2006, 06:28 PM   #10
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Jo, that is just beautiful! This might be one of those things that would tempt Janet back, though!
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:38 PM   #11
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After she beats me up for this?

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Old 05-11-2006, 12:26 AM   #12
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Re: Pink Hakama

why would i do that? I WANT the pink gi damnit...for my code pink actions!!!!

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Old 05-11-2006, 04:10 AM   #13
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Re: Pink Hakama

ooooooooooooooo my emma is just gonna love this aint she not only can she have a pink gi but also she can have her pink hakama too

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:38 AM   #14
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Re: Pink Hakama - not pink, but red

I recently bought the dark red hakama from kwon. Unfortunately they applied some writings on them. I no they mean something like "No thoughts", but I could not identify the last character.

I cannot explain the whole story, why I bought it, but is was clear, that I would not be allowed to wear it in the dojo.
... until sensei saw it when it arrived. "You can wear it once for testing. It does not look as bad as in the catalogue." was his reaction. And at the end of this "test" lesson, he told the whole class: "Your next hakama could be this red one, if you understand the writings." Now we are allowed to were black, navy blue, or red hakama. The last one however not for demonstartions or on seminars.
...Not yet

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Old 05-11-2006, 09:16 AM   #15
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I saw a woman wearing a pink hak with big red hearts on the knees at a seminar once ...

It was ... strange.

I'm still waiting for the black leather hak ...

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Old 05-11-2006, 09:21 AM   #16
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I'm still waiting for the black leather hak ...
Hmmm, we Have the Technology. Someday I WILL have one!
And a tie dye one. And a Hawai'ian print one.

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Old 05-11-2006, 09:29 AM   #17
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Re: Pink Hakama

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I'm still waiting for the black leather hak ...
You mean the tight one, with mat compliant high heels?

Funny idea, but you never know


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Old 05-11-2006, 12:54 PM   #18
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Re: Pink Hakama

Dirk, why did u want a dark red hakama??? Oh come on tell us!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:58 PM   #19
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Re: Pink Hakama

Lucy, it is a simple boring story.

Last year we were attending a Saotome seminar in France. Locker rooms were hell overcrowded, so we went back to hotel in our keiko-gi. As some organisations like ours and A.S.U. encourage students from the first test not to train in "pants", but in hakama, we wore hakama on the mat, but sensei did not want us to wear them outside the dojo. So I thought, if I should not practice in underwear, why to hell should I go in public just in "pants" and jacket? So my idea was to buy a hakama, that is obviously not worn during practice, so this year I can move from dojo to hotel and vice versa well dressed.

Does it make sense? I know I am crazy. That's why I am here

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Old 05-17-2006, 08:08 PM   #20
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Re: Pink Hakama

Quote:
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I'm still waiting for the black leather hak ...
er ... isnt that chaps?

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Old 05-18-2006, 12:13 AM   #21
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er ... isnt that chaps?
Hakama are chaps.

ARTICLE

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Old 05-18-2006, 04:50 AM   #22
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Hmmm, we Have the Technology. Someday I WILL have one!
And a tie dye one. And a Hawai'ian print one.
My Emily has a very nice Hawaiian print hakama. Spiffy!

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Old 05-18-2006, 07:08 AM   #23
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I don't see what is so big about the pink gi, I had a couple of those many years ago when I washed a red T-shirt along with my gis at a seminar. (No, I didn't see the T-shirt wrapped up in the gi and it wasn't mine!) Had to wear pink gis all through that seminar about twenty years ago. Or was that a summer camp? Well, just wanted to point out that I was wearing pink gis over twenty years ago.

And, yes, everyone did compliment me on the nice colour except for the Shihan who gave me a whithering look and asked if I had any other gis with me. When I told him they all turned this colour, he just walked away shaking his head and muttering something about having to teach about sentaku.

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Old 05-20-2006, 05:18 AM   #24
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Quote:
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I don't see what is so big about the pink gi, I had a couple of those many years ago ...
And I bet you looked damn spiffy.

But ... I gotta ask ... did you do Cornholio Aikido in the pink dogi???


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Old 05-20-2006, 10:32 AM   #25
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"Little girls tie bows, real men Saikyo!"

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